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Charles Frederick MINISTER
Birth:
19 Jul 1820
London, England, United Kingdom
Death:
7 Feb 1895
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Burial:
10 Feb 1895
Oak Grove Cemetery, Madison Township, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Marriage:
15 Mar 1854
Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
Individual Information
Sources:
#8
Notes:
                   Emigrated to U.S. about 1856/57 (see 1870 and 1880 U.S. Censuses which show daughter Margaret as being born in England  about 1855 and son George (who was born in March, 1858) as being born in Ohio). Obituary states that date of emigration was May 14, 1857.  Obituary, Charles Minister, "McArthur Democrat Enquirer," February 14, 1895, microfilm Herbert Westcoat Library, McArthur, OH

1860 Census lists age age as 30, occupation: "day laborer," personal estate valued at $50.00 and no real estate. U.S. Census 1860, Vinton County (Madison Township, Zaleski Post Office), OH. Microfilm roll no. 1046 (University of Kentucky Special Collections roll no. 291), p. 19. This census indicates a birth year of 1830.

1870 Census lists age as 40 (46)(?); occupation listed "common laborer;" value of real estate $350, with personal estate $100. U.S. Census 1870, Vinton County (Madison Township, McArthur Post Office), Ohio. Microfilm roll no. ____ (University of Kentucky Special Collections roll no. ___), p. ___.

1880 Census lists age as "59" and occupation as "farmer." U.S. Census 1880, Vinton County (Madison Township, Town of Zaleski), Ohio, Microfilm roll no. 1074 (University of Kentucky Special Collections roll no. 503) p. 114.

Obituary, McArthur Democrat-Enquirer, February 14, 1895:    "Charles Minister was born July 19, 1820 in London England and died February 7, 1895, at Zaleski, Ohio, aged 74 years, 6 months and 26 days.  He was taken ill on Saturday, February 2, with a severe cold, which rapidly developed into pneumonia and proved fatal on Thursday night at 10:45 o'clock.

"Mr. Minister ran away from home and went to sea at the early age of 9 years and followed the sea for 27 years, and had visited in his calling nearly all the principal commercial ports of the world up to 1857.

"In 1853 he was married to Jane Robson, at Hartlepool, England, and in March, 1857 started with his wife and one child, a daughter, now Mrs. W. C. Crook, of New Straitsville, Ohio, for the United States, landing at the then infant town of Zaleski on May 14, 1857.  Since that time he has been a citizen of Vinton County.

"Since coming to Ohio there has been born to him six sons and one daughter, the oldest, George Minister, now agent of the Zaleski Company of this place; the next C.F. Minister, of Soddy, Tennessee; Henry, now connected with the firm of E. Fisher & Son; Jennie, now Mrs. D. P. Reece, of Shawnee, Ohio; John, ex-postmaster, and now working for the Maderia Coal Company at Vinton Station; Alfred, working for the Lost Run Coal Company, New Straitsville, Ohio; and Edward, and now clerk for Robert Thompson of this place.  He leaves one brother, Mr. George Minister, of Sydney, Australia, and one sister, of London, England.  Of the three children, Charles was the oldest, and they were scattered in three quarters of the globe.

"Charles Minister was known to nearly every citizen of this vicinity.  As a man of integrity and honor none can question.   His word was his bond.  None can say aught against his character as a father, a brother or a citizen.  His wife died September 18, 1874, since which time he has lived with his daughter and sons, and at the time of his death was living with his son, Henry, in this place.  He was buried on Sunday, February 10, under the auspices of Zaleski Lodge No. 472 F. & A. M. of which he was a member.  Rev. Redman of the M. E. church preached a very appropriate sermon over the remains.  The community sympathize with the family and relatives of the deceased."

Death Certificate, Vinton County, Ohio: Charles F. Minister, date of death: 7 Feb 1895; age 74 y, 6 m, 29 d; place of death: Zaleski; place of birth: London, England, cause of death: pneumonia.

Names of parents and siblings are from information supplied by Scott Minister, Columbus, OH.
                  
Jane ROBSON
Birth:
Abt 23 Jul 1833
Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom
Death:
18 Sep 1874
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery, Madison Township, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Individual Information
Sources:
#8
Notes:
                   Birth year estimated from 1860 and 1870 U.S. Census for Madison Township, Vinton County, Ohio.  Also, tombstone in Oak Grove Cemetary lists age as 41y 1m 21d.  Place of birth as listed in death certificate for George Minister.  Tombstone states "A Native of England."

Date of death stated in Charles Minister obituary is September 18, 1874.  Date of death stated in Oak Grove Cemetary records and on tombstone is September 14, 1874.

Buried Oak Grove Cemetary, Zaleski, Madison Township, Vinton County, Ohio.  Inscription on tombstone: "For length of days and long life and peace/shall they add to thee."  Proverbs 3:2.
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
24 Aug 1855
Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom
Death:
5 Dec 1905
New Straitsville, Perry co, Oh, Usa
Marr:
24 Aug 1880
Vinton co, Oh, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   1870 and 1880 U.S. Census records show place of birth as "England."  Date of birth estimated from 1860, 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census records.  1880 U.S. Census lists occupation as "keeping house" in her father's household.

Father's, Charles Minister's, obituary lists place of residence in 1895 as New Straitsville [Perry County], Ohio.

Information as to date and place of birth, children and date of death from Scott Minister, Columbus, Ohio.
                  
2
Birth:
6 Mar 1858
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Death:
28 Aug 1913
Columbus, Franklin co, Oh, Usa
Marr:
28 Nov 1888
Chillicothe, Ross co, Oh, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   1880 Census lists occupation as "works at coal mine;" lists wife as Eiffa; living apart from parents household. 1880 U.S. Census, Vinton County (Zaleski, Madison Township), Ohio, microfilm roll no. 1074, p. 107 (roll no. 503), University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Father, Charles Minister's, obituary lists occupation in 1895 as agent of the Zaleski Company.  Death certificate lists occupation as lumber dealer; cause of death organic heart disease.

Obituary, Mcarthur Democrat-Enquirer, p. 1, Wednesday, September 3, 1913:  "Vinton County friends of George Minister, former well known resident of Zaleski, were shocked Friday morning to learn of his death, which occurred at his home in Columbus, following an illness of but a few days.

"Mr. Minister has been employed by J. H. Freiner as a superintendent at his lumber camp in West Virginia, at one time having been interested financially with Mr. Freiner in business.

"A few days ago Mr. Minister, who has been bothered more or less with heart trouble, suffered an attack while at his work.  He was alone at the time and twice lapsed into unconsciousness.  When roused from the second unconscious spell help had arrived and he was given temporary relief and later was sent to his home in Columbus.  It was not thought at first that his condition was serious and his recovery was believed to be but a matter of a few days.  Thursday he grew worse, his death resulting that evening.

"The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon from the residence in Columbus and was attended by a large concourse of friends.  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Freiner and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Thorp attended the funeral.

"Mr. Minister was about 55 years of age.  He spent nearly all his life in Zaleski and was one of the best known and most popular men in the community.  He is survived by a widow and four children, two sons and two daughters."

Obituary, The Columbus Dispatch:   "  Fuineral services for George Minister, aged 55, who died Thursday night from heart failure, after an illness of two weeks, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, 1321 Forsythe Avenue.  Private burial will be made Monday afternoon at Green Lawn Cemetery.

"Mr. Minister is survived by his wife, four children, Marie, Florence, Harry, and George; five brothers and a sister.  He was a member of Columbus Lodge No. 30, F. & A. M., and of Columbus Council No. 1, U.C.T.

"Rye T. H. Campbell of the King Avenue M. E. Church will officiate.  The Fisher Undertaking company has charge of the funeral arrangements."

Resided 1321 Forsythe Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
                  
3
Birth:
8 Nov 1859
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Death:
Denver, Denver co, Co, Usa
Notes:
                   Date of birth estimate from 1860, 1870, and 1880 U.S. Census records.
Father's, Charles Minister's, obituary lists name as "C.F. Minister" and place of residence in 1895 as Soddy [Hamilton County], Tennessee.
Date of birth, place of death, names of wife and children provided by Scott Minister, Columbus, Ohio
                  
4
Birth:
4 Dec 1861
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Death:
4 Oct 1944
Chillicothe, Ross co, Oh, Usa
Marr:
14 Dec 1886
Vinton co, Oh, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Obituary gives date of birth as December 7, 1861


Obituary: 5 Oct 1944, Chillicothe Gazette, p. 1

Date of birth estimated from 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census records.

Father's, Charles Minister's, obituary lists occupation in 1895 as "now connected with the firm of E. Fisher & Son." Obituary lists place of residence in 1895 as Zaleski, Ohio.

1900 U. S. Census, Ohio, Ross County, Scioto Twp: Henry Minister, born Dec. 1863, age 36 y, married 13 years, born Ohio, both parents born England, occupation _____________; wife,  Ana A., born Dec. 1866, age 33 y, married 13 years, mother of two children, two of whom are living, born Ohio, both parents born Ohio; daughter, Eva M., born Nov. 1887, age 12 y, born Ohio; daughter, Mabel M., born May 1890, age 10 y, born Ohio.

Date and place of birth, date and place of death, and names of wife and children provided by Scott Minister, Columbus, Ohio; see also Obituary, Chillicothe Gazette.
                  
5
Birth:
2 Jun 1864
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Death:
17 Aug 1943
Glouster, Athens co, Oh, Usa
Marr:
29 Mar 1891
Vinton co, Oh, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Date of birth estimated from 1870 and 1880 U.S. Census for Madison Township, Vinton County, Ohio. Census records list name as "Louisa" (1870) and "Louisa J" (1880). Marriage record is for "Jennie."

Father's, Charles Minister's, obituary lists name as "Jennie" and place of residence in 1895 as Shawnee [Perry County], Ohio.

Date and place of birth, date and place of death, and names of children provided by Scott Minister, Columbus, Ohio.
                  
6
Birth:
19 Aug 1866
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Death:
1935
Denver, Denver co, Co, Usa
Marr:
30 Jan 1889
Athens, Athens co, Oh, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Date and place of birth, date and place of death, and names of wife andchildren provided by Scott Minister, Columbus, Ohio.
                  
7
Birth:
29 Oct 1868
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Death:
Marr:
1892
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   1900 U. S. Census, Ohio, Huron County, Lyme Twp:  Alfred Minister, born Oct. 1868, age 31 y, married 8 years, born Ohio, both parents born England, occupation: blacksmith (?);  wife,  Mary, born Dec. 1868, age 31 y, married 8 years, mother of two children, two of whom are living, born England, both parents born England, immigrated 1881, in U.S. 18 y; son, Roy A., born Jun. 1894, age 5 y, born Ohio; son, Robert, born Jun. 1899, age 11/12 y, born Ohio; mother in law, Sarah Hart, born Apr. 1841, age 59 y, widowed, born England, mother of five children, five living, both parents born in England, immigrated 1881, in U.S. 18 y.

Date and place of birth, date and place of death, and names of wife and children provided by Scott Minister, Columbus, Ohio.
                  
8
Birth:
30 Jul 1871
Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa
Death:
29 May 1935
Chauncey, Athens co, Oh, Usa
Marr:
21 Aug 1900
Xenia, Greene co, Oh, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   According to farther's obituary, worked as clerk for Robert Thompson of Zaleski, Vinton County, Ohio.  Per Scott Minister, worked for Fischer Bros. in Zaleski, then was in business for self at Chauncey, Ohio, with furniture  store and later with a general store.

Date and place of birth, date and place of death, and names of wife and children provided by Scott Minister, Columbus, Ohio.  See also U. S. Social Security Death Index.
                  
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Charles Frederick Minister - Jane Robson

Charles Frederick Minister was born at London, England, United Kingdom 19 Jul 1820. His parents were Charles Minister and Amelia Askew.

He married Jane Robson 15 Mar 1854 at Hartlepool, England, United Kingdom . Jane Robson was born at Darlington, Durham, England, United Kingdom Abt 23 Jul 1833 daughter of John Robson and Jane Hannah Stephenson .

They were the parents of 8 children:
Margaret ÒMaggieÓ Minister born 24 Aug 1855.
George R. Minister born 6 Mar 1858.
Charles Fredrick Minister born 8 Nov 1859.
Henry Minister born 4 Dec 1861.
Louisa Jennie Minister born 2 Jun 1864.
John Minister born 19 Aug 1866.
Alfred Minister born 29 Oct 1868.
Edward Minister born 30 Jul 1871.

Charles Frederick Minister died 7 Feb 1895 at Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa .

Jane Robson died 18 Sep 1874 at Zaleski, Vinton co, Oh, Usa .

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